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Offline SCORPIONINBLUE

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Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« on: February 28, 2009, 06:10:47 PM »
Hi fellas!

I just wanted some reassurance before downloading Orbit's free download manager.  I had an older version and kept ignoring the invitation to update to the newest one because it wants to install a toolbar.  That is totally out of the question!!  Well I reformatted my p.c. to totally rid myself of that damn DAP down loader with the evil Speedbit, and  I've been doing some extensive searching for different opinions on Orbit, and it seems to be okay.  I went to their website and they listed Avast among many, as certifying that they are totally 100%  clean!!  Now what I want to know, plain and simple, is this true!  I'll be waiting for your trusted and knowledgeable replies!  Thanks! ;D

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »
Hi SCORPIONINBLUE,

Well it's hard to tell from your description much.
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I've been doing some extensive searching for different opinions on Orbit, and it seems to be okay.  I went to their website and they listed Avast among many, as certifying that they are totally 100%  clean!!
A link would be nice. It's not possible to confirm this unless we know where you went to download the software.

From personal habit, I use www.download.com. Here is the link for your specific program:

http://www.download.com/Orbit-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10600926.html

It seems to have good reviews so it's up to you to decide. I haven't had any problems with viruses on Download.com but this is not a guaranty. I would do a scan before installing the software and if that doesn't reveal anything then it should be OK.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 06:27:26 PM »
Hi fellas!

I just wanted some reassurance before downloading Orbit's free download manager. 
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I've been doing some extensive searching for different opinions on Orbit, and it seems to be okay.  I went to their website and they listed Avast among many, as certifying that they are totally 100%  clean!!  Now what I want to know, plain and simple, is this true!  I'll be waiting for your trusted and knowledgeable replies!  Thanks! ;D

I have been using Orbit downloader without problem for some time now.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 11:57:47 PM »
100% safe, used it for about a year no probs, But I some sites don't work with them, at file front I can only download 1/3 of the speed

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 12:02:07 AM »
What concerns me is that it installs a toolbar in IE, I only use Firefox but the idea of a toolbar that I don't have the option to pass on makes me very uncomfortable. 

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 12:59:15 AM »
Well it is an extremely rare occasion when I use IE (firefox is my default and there is an Orbit add-on), but there is no toolbar on mine.

I have mine integrated for Firefox in it Tools, Preferences, Monitoring.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 01:18:30 AM »
When I had version 2.8.1 it was the same way in Firefox, after I did the reformatting I thought I might try the newest version.....but as I said it's that toolbar!  Luckily I was able to locate the older version I had before at download.com.  I'll probably just download it.  What caught my attention....... as I said before, was Orbit's claim that Avast along with more than a dozen others, say they are as pure as the driven snow!!  Absolutely "no dirt on their hands", and since my name isn't 'Chicken Little' nor was I born yesterday, I wanted verification of that fact!!!  Are any of the senior moderators here that might have knowledge of Orbit's claim, and could they shed some light on all of this??!!!  Techie......are you in the house??!! ;D

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 02:34:02 AM »
I'm still using 2.7.4 I couldn't see anything security related in the update so I never got it.

http://www.orbitdownloader.com/changelog.htm

You could get that version again, http://www.download.com/Orbit-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10600926.html, just select the version you want from the drop down list.

Even if I had the latest version with a toolbar, it wouldn't take long to get rid of it.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 02:28:02 AM »
 
I ve downloaded the  latest orbit downloader  with no problems  but  i  disable the fire fox  extension,,,

cause it seems  make firefox slower when  i m  using it!!!!!!

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 02:55:33 AM »
Makes no difference on my system with the firefox add-on enabled.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 02:18:11 PM »
I just installed version 2.8.18 and I was ask both for fire fox, Opera and internet explorer to make exceptions for the fire wall. What's up with that? ???
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 02:34:29 PM »
I use orbit and I find no problem with it. I think they will ask you to install ASK toolbar ???

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 02:36:36 PM »
nope... no ask toolbar... just permission to access the internet.
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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 03:25:56 PM »
Yeah, you are right.

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Re: Is Orbit downloader 100% free of malware?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 05:58:20 AM »
I don't know why it would ask for a firewall exception, but Orbit Downloader has been under suspicion for a while about "phoning home"... im guessing this doesn't make their situation any better  :P